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From Sofia: Full-Day Tour to Rila Monastery and Boyana

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Take advantage of this daily shuttle running between Sofia and 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. See the Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with hassle-free, affordable, and flexible round-trip transportation with a live guide.

Highlights

  • Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the course of one day
  • Rest assured the shuttle will get you where you need to be
  • Enjoy your trip with friendly English-speaking drivers and comfortable air-conditioned vehicles

Description

Spend the day exploring 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites located outside of Sofia, Bulgaria's capital city. Begin by meeting at 9:00 behind St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia. Sit back and relax for the next 2 hours as your friendly, English-speaking drivers transport you to Rila. Upon arriving, spend 2 hours exploring the area and visiting the Rila Monastery, the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. Then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant which features a specialty of grilled trout. Get back in the van for another 2-hour journey, eventually arriving at Boyana Church, a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church on the outskirts of Sofia. Check out the elaborate frescoes that have made this site famous, before your tour returns you to your meeting point.

Includes

Air-conditioned vehicle English-speaking guide/driver Fuel Parking fees Audio guides in English, Spanish, Russian, German, and Italian
Entrance fees Meals Personal expenses Pick-up from the hotel (10€ per booking) - upon request Hotel drop-off

Important Information

  • The Rila Monastery Shuttle service is delivered in shared vehicles. When booking this service you agree to share the same vehicle with other travel customers.
  • Please bring warm clothing and women should take care to have their shoulders and knees covered
  • Please be aware that the tour will not include Boyana Church during Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve

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